Columnists

Drivesmart: Yield to safety and common sense

Sometimes through traffic does have to yield to those who are trying to enter or leave the highway.

  • Jun 28, 2020

Column: a banner day for me in community art

Journalist adds her perspective to Campbell River art initiative — in more ways than one

COLUMN: Remembering a man who lived his beliefs

Keith Hunter had a rare ability to ensure traditional knowledge had its valid place

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Drivesmart column: The world is my ashtray

Some people always toss their butts out the window regardless of the time of year or risk

  • Jun 23, 2020

OPINION: English is a funny language

Do you remember trying to teach your kids about grammar?

Mitchell’s Musings: Vinyl is back and even cooler this time around

Columnist Glenn Mitchell takes a spin around the revolving music industry and its tech

  • Jun 21, 2020

OPINION: For taxpayers, hatcheries are a poor investment

Investing in hatcheries is committing to a future without wild salmon

  • Jun 20, 2020

COLUMN: Why you probably agree with the Black Lives Matter slogan, even if you think you don’t

‘Systemic racism’ isn’t complicated. It means a child’s skin colour affects their likelihood to prosper.

COLUMN: Movies are a big part of my reel life

The past three months without big screens have left a hole in my life

  • Jun 15, 2020

OPINION: Listen, learn, lend voices to unite against racism

Problems at the core of our society need to be addressed, says former Nanaimo city councillor

  • Jun 14, 2020

OPINION: We’re very fortunate to have Dr. Bonnie Henry

Her direct language speaks to us all

  • Jun 10, 2020

THE STICKY FILES: It truly takes a village to raise a child (in a pandemic)

(And really, you are doing your parents a favour by dumping your kids on them every once in a while)

COLUMN: Graduates, gather no moss like a Rolling Stone

Don’t let COVID-19 get in your way, use it, learn from it

  • Jun 6, 2020

OPINION: Universal basic income is a good thing

‘I’ve always loved change, so I’m rooting for a different way of life altogether’

OPINION: It’s not a few bad apples, it’s a rotten tree

“It would be tragic to be distracted from the moral grievance being lodged here”

COLUMN: Let’s consider what we agree to think of as ‘normal’

The closer we adhere to these “new normal” guidelines, the sooner many will be rendered unnecessary

OPINION: Next stage requires compassion

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett’s regular column for the 100 Mile Free Press

  • May 30, 2020

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020

OPINION: Another world is possible as we emerge from pandemic

Nanaimo city councillor Tyler Brown says pandemic offers chance to build a better ‘normal’

  • May 28, 2020

News of softwood lumber agreement lost amid COVID crisis

Reduced wood tariffs is a good starting point for a new (long-term) softwood lumber deal

  • May 26, 2020